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Officials: Man charged for setting fire to home with 5 people inside

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A Bronx man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and arson for allegedly starting a fire in a home with five people inside.

Fire marshals told News 12 that Kamal Kerr is facing multiple counts of attempted murder and arson for starting the fire three weeks ago.

Firefighters responded to the call in the early morning of Oct. 15 and were able to keep the fire under control.

Among the five people inside the apartment were three children.

The department says firefighters were able to get the fire under control within minutes, and no one was injured.

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